October 2010 - Volume 25 Issue 2
Reach Across Oceans and Ever Seen “SAW?” This
Touch a Life...through Is Even SCARIER...
OSOT-IL Joanne Dynak
The glaring digits on your clock approach mid-
night, and your eyes are watering from staring
“Troops.” “Soldier.” “Patriot.” “Citizen.” check www.osotil.org for more info. endlessly at the computer screen. You’re sweat-
ing and getting cold just thinking about it. Your
…all are terms we hear so often. But to whom Such a small, effortless measure– be it drop- parents, family and friends are driving you crazy
do these names belong? What faces bear these ping off a pack of Slim Jims in the collection with questions. Teachers put even more pres-
titles, and the immense duty, loyalty, and box, or taking a moment to write a few words sure on you.! AAGH!
strength of heart that accompanies them? of appreciation and encouragement – will touch
the lives of men and women thousands of miles
They belong to the nearly 159,000 American across the world, and will remain with them
servicemen and women who are risking their forever. You can reach across oceans and bring
lives to defend our homeland, our safety, liber- a piece of home to someone who hasn’t seen
ties, and freedom. As they work tirelessly every their’s for over 2 years.
day, they face extremely harsh conditions, and
deeply miss their families and lives back home, Hopefully you’ve noticed and conributed to
thousands of miles away. At distant military the collection box at Eisenhower (which will
bases in remote areas across the globe, they be there until OCTOBER 30th), as well as the
live day to day on limited supplies of food and collection recently held at Ridgewood by the
basic hygiene products, and lack the essential Rotary Club. I am personally involved with OS- Photo Credit: Maggie Igniaciuk
warmth and comfort that we have the privilege OTIL - I drop off all donations at their packag- Hey seniors, sounds familiar? That is the college
of enjoying safely in our own homes. ing and shipping center in Naperville, and have application nightmare - if you have been putting
packed many a box while there (it’s awesome it off till the last minute. Believe it or not, it ac-
These strong men and women have dedicated how much you can fit in one square foot!). I will tually takes time to apply to a school and some-
their lives to protecting us – now, it’s our turn be keeping you updated on more collections in times write an essay or a personal statement. If
to support them and show our appreciation for the coming weeks, as we approach the holidays you care about that school and you really want
what they do! - an especially important time to let our service- to go there, your application essay and personal
men know that they are remembered. statement have to be well thought through and
This is where Operation Support Our Troops - representative of you as a person, who you really
Illinois comes in. Please take a moment to stop by and make a are. Essays and personal statements give that
simple donation..a magazine, a bottle of sham- “something extra” to your application. When ad-
OSOTIL is a non-profit organization founded poo or box of granola bars, even a short thank- mission counselors read them, they can actually
by a military mom right here in Illinois. Their you note. After reading scores of thank-you say “Hey, this person who can both gain from
main goal is “to support the needs of our mem- letters that OSOTIL has received from soldiers, and contribute something to this school.” But
bers of the armed forces of the United States of I guarantee your efforts will not go unnoticed. if you do not think about it and write anything
America deployed in harm’s way. [They] ac- just because your English teacher asked you to,
complish [their] mission by sending packages By supporting our heroes, you become a hero as then your chances of getting away r getting into
of items that are not readily available to our well. Thank you. your dream school are miniscule. I see some of
troops in their deployed locations, along with my fellow senior classmates struggle everyday
personal letters, cards and notes of support either with an essay or a bad ACT score, some-
from the community at large.” They also work times thinking about their grades from previous
to “provide a link between the citizen and the years because they did not simply care or even
military person so that everyone has the oppor- choosing a college that’s right.
tunity to express their support.” A little piece of advice for you under-
classmen: If your counselor tells you to start
So, how can you, a Ridgewood student, be a looking at schools before your senior year … DO
part of that crucial link to someone stationed IT. You won’t regret it; you’ll have an idea where
thousands of miles away? Simple: donate! Find you want to go. An important thing is applica-
a donation box in your school (as our Rotary tion deadlines, which your counselor will tell
Club has recently done) or local library (HINT: you are on November 1st. Keep that in mind
EISENHOWER PUBLIC LIBRARY!!) and drop - once school year starts, it goes by pretty fast
off a few items from OSOTIL’s “wish list” – a and November 1st will be here sooner than you
variety of snack and toiletry products which think. College Applications are the worst part
can vary throughout the year (granola bars, of senior year - but once you’re done with them
Slim Jims, toothpaste, anti-itch cream, foot you can just focus on graduation. Start think-
powder, and peanut butter are among the re- ing about it now. Don’t make mistakes people
curring favorites). OSOTIL also takes monetary before you made. Senior year is important after
donations, and – most importantly – accepts all…well... at least the first part of it.
and mails thank-you letters from you to ser- Even a simple thank-you never goes
vicemen and women across the world. You can unnoticed. (Photo credit: www.google.com)
Follow the Green & White Brick Road!
You know the lovely story by Guard-Nathan Cabrales
heart, but have you ever seen Zeke/ Cowardly Lion- Robert -Tiffany Kuriata
it live besides Wicked ? If not, Putyra -Sky Aguilar
today’s your lucky day! The fan- Hickory/ Tin Woodsman- Nick -Mairead Fagan
tastic Ridgewood Drama Club Montanez - Ian Lindsay
will be performing The Wizard of Hunk/ Scarecrow- David Gibellin - Jillian Lazzara
Oz on November 18th, 19th, and Miss Almira Gultch- Maria Anna -Tatjana Utvic
20th. Drama has already started Anastos -Michelle Kaczmarczyk
to prepare for this exciting show. Wicked Witch- Justeeny Marsza- -Sonia Sochacki
Knowing Mr. Smith and our lek -Nicolette Stevenson
drama members, it will be a show Professor Chester Marvel/ Wiz- - Haley Soltwedel
to remember (when haven’t their ard of Oz- Victor Bertocchi -Ayleen Guardado
shows been amazing?). With a -Haili Zakmovic
hilarious new cast and some sur- Female Chorus Leader - Stefania Santoro
prising ly familiar faces stepping - Maggie Ingnaciuk -Leli Otero
up to the stage, I’m curious about - Justin Demann
exactly what will happen in the Female Chorus - Sabrina Gora
Rebel’s version of Oz... -Catherine Krol - Kelly Shanley Photo Credit: www.google.com
CAST LIST - Nikoleta Giannakopoulos People of Oz- -Joey Iaffaldano
If you want to see who’s who and -Kathy Liacopoulos -Kristina Lazzara
root for your favorite actor, here’s Muchkins of Muchkin Land- -Catherine Krol -Alexis Justiniano
the casting list for the Wizard of -Emily Parent -Katie Rola -Kendal Nieves
Oz: - Trisha Helms -Nikki Santos -Mia Betterman
-Jackie Infantino -Maggie Ignaciuk
Roles: -Jacob Hanson -Bianca Martinez Winkie General- Jim DeRose
Dorothy Gale- Giovanna Iaffal- -Emily Hanson -Nikoleta Giannakopoulos
dano -Nina Portanova -Tori Vlchek Winkies-
Aunt Em/ Glida- Valerie DeFelice -Anna Pirga -Sam Sacuta -Alex Zaragoza
Uncle Henry/Emerald City -Dixie Williams -Danielle Quinn -Sean Quinn
-Kyle Yabes -Kevin Kuriata
“Hey, Have You Seen That The Thrilling Read On Everyone’s
Awesome New Carr?” Mind (and library card) Nia Giolas
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins can be described as
both disturbing and interesting. The main character is Katniss.
Every year, Ridgewood The book mainly takes place in the so-called “future,” where the
welcomes variety of new world is no longer joined together. It is split up into twelve dis-
members to our teaching tricts, and every year, two people from each district are chosen
staff. This year we are ea- to fight for their district. Katniss finds herself fighting for her life
ger to greet our new math in these Hunger Games. Twenty-four people end up going in the
teacher, Mr. Chris Carr, arena, and only ONE comes out… alive. Katniss is the most respon-
who teaches Geometry, sible in her family. She takes care and looks out for her mom and
Algebra 2, and Algebra 2 sister, which is what got her into this mess to begin with. Katniss
Honors. wasn’t supposed to be
Mr. Carr attended chosen for the Hun-
Purdue University, and ger Games. Katniss’s
later received two master sister was chosen, but
degrees, one from Na- Katniss took responsi-
tional Louis University bility and substituted
and the other came from herself for her sister.
De Paul University. Cur- Along the way Kat-
rently, he is attending Photo Credit: Christy DeVol niss learns a lot about
Northern Illinois University. herself as well as oth-
Before he began teaching at Ridgewood, he educated students for three ers, but is what she
years at Willowbrook High School. Mr. Carr was inspired to become a learned enough? Does
teacher because of his love of working with and helping kids. While en- Katniss survive? Does
joying music, art, and history, he acquired the passion for problem solv- she win the Hunger
ing. He said that he enjoys, “helping kids reach their fullest potential.” Games? Read on to
Outside of school, Mr. Carr works out, plays piano, and plays find out...that is, if you
basketball out-doors. His goal is to “manage all the problems and op- think you can handle
portunities that are presented this year.” Smiling, he mentioned, “The it…
school was very welcoming and I’ve enjoyed becoming part of the com-
Photo Credit: www.google.com
Editorials & Personal Interest
“Back to the Mac” - An Exclusive Apple Event “It’s an Epidemic!”
On October 20th, Apple
hosted a special event at their
Cupertino campus. Their invi-
with the one click to download
apps and instant installation.
For those of you who have a
EDR, and stereo speakers. The
13 inch also has an SD card slot.
The 11 inch starts at $999 and
tation (pictured) as usual give
hints about what the event
would be about. This invita-
Ridgewood’s Dance Floor
Mac and want it sooner, you’re
in luck because Apple couldn’t
wait either. They announced
has a 1.4 GHz dual core proces-
sor with 64 GB of Flash stor-
age. For $200 more, you could
tion in particular has a lion that it would be available for double the storage capacity.
behind the Apple logo and says download in 90 days. Another There is also an upgradeable Homecoming came and went. Wasn’t the
“Back to the Mac” at the bot- new feature in OS X Lion is 1.6 GHz processor. The 13 inch Sweet Escape truly “sweet”? Who wouldn’t
tom. Knowing Apple’s reputa- Launchpad. Launchpad gives starts at $1,299 and has a 1.86 love the music, the sugar, and the cute
tion for naming their major re- you iPad style access to all GHz dual core processor with couples? But what about the people dancing
leases of their operating system of your apps, including the 128 GB of Flash storage. For around barefoot? What happened to their
after big cats, many suspected new Folders feature that was $300 more, you could double shoes? I guess the Cinderellas lost their shoes
that sometime during this introduced in iOS 4. The next the storage capacity. There is when the clock stroke 10. A wise woman
event, the next major release of feature that was highlighted also an upgradeable 2.13 GHz once said “ True women can dance in their
OS X would be previewed. at the event was full screen processor for the 13 inch model. heels all night long.” I bet the very next day
But before we get into apps. No distractions, ex- Finally, at the beginning those “true women” would soak their feet in
the operating system, Apple actly like the iPad. The final of the event, COO Tim Cook warm water after dancing in heels the night
released an update to their feature is Mission Control. It gave some updates about “the before.
iLife application suite. iLife gives you “a bird’s eye view of state of the Mac.” Out of all
2011 features new versions of everything” which includes of Apple’s revenue, Macs take
iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Exposé, Spaces, Dashboard, up 33% of it, which is $22
iWeb and iDVD. At the event, and full screen apps. Accord- billion. He said that if it were
iPhoto, iMovie, and Garage- ing to Apple’s website, “Mac its own company, it would
Band were highlighted. The command central.” The new be number 110 on the Fortune
new iPhoto has new full screen version of the operating system 500 list. They sold 13.7 million
modes and Facebook enhance- will be available next summer. Macs in the past year, which
ments including the ability But wait, in typical Apple is three times the amount they
to post directly to Facebook fashion, there is one more sold 5 years ago in 2005. Also,
and see the comments on that thing. Apple also unveiled a Apple is just shy of 50 million
photo directly in iPhoto. New totally redesigned MacBook Mac users worldwide. Ad-
slideshow effects and directly Air. The next generation of ditionally, Macs grew 27% in
emailing photos within iPhoto this product has been antici- the past quarter versus 11%
have also been added to the pated for a while now, and it growth in PCs, which is 2.5
Photo credit: www.google.com
application. The improved is finally here. The new Mac- times more. Tim also said that
iMovie has new audio editing I honestly can’t blame the girls who took
and effects, and new news off their shoes. We all know beauty is pain.
and sports themes along with We can’t sacrifice our feet just for a cute, but
movie trailer templates that uncomfortable pair of heels. If you’re going
include music. GarageBand to dance to awesome fast pace music, I’m
’11 gains two new features: pretty sure ankles will be snapping in half if
FlexTime and Groove Match- you keep your heels on. The only thing that
ing. FlexTime adjusts the bugs me about going barefoot is the floor you
timing of notes or tracks walk on. Once there’s junk all over the floor,
within a song and Groove you don’t want any of the junk sticking to
Matching automatically you feet, now do you? EW! I admire the girls
matches the rhythm of dif- who cold dance in heels all night and not be
ferent instruments within a in pain the very next day. That’s true talent!
Photo Credit: www.foxnews.com
song. iLife ’11 is available today Book has a tapered design,
for $49. During this announce-
ment, Apple also announced a
measuring 0.68 inches at its
thickest point and 0.11 inches
the they have been out grow-
ing PCs for 18 quarters (4.5 Top 10 Signs You Are Too Old to Be
new FaceTime application for
the Mac. Now you can video
at its thinnest. They come in
an 11.6 inch or 13.3 inch high
years) in a row. Along with
this growth, Macs had a 20.7% Trick or Treating
call anyone who has an iPhone resolution screen with a full US Consumer market share in 10. You get winded from knocking on the door.
4, iPod Touch (4th gen.), or backlit keyboard, multi-touch August meaning that 1 in 5 PCs 9. You have to have another kid chew the candy
Mac. This is a beta program, trackpad, and FaceTime cam- that were sold in August was for you.
but it is available for download era. The 11 inch model weighs a Mac. It was also stated that 8. You ask for high fiber candy only.
for free. just 2.3 pounds and has a 5 they have had #1 satisfaction 7. When someone drops a candy bar in your
The next subject is the hour battery that can be on rating including at Consumer bag, you lose your balance and fall over.
sneak peak of Apple’s next standby for 30 days. The 13 Reports, PC World, and PC 6. People say, “Great Keith Richards mask!” and
major release of OS X, Lion. inch model weights only 2.9 Magazine. Overall, Macs are you’re not wearing a mask.
During the event, CEO Steve pounds and has a 7 hour bat- growing rapidly. 5. When the door opens you yell, “Trick or...”
Jobs said that they are bringing tery that can also be on stand- In summary, the new iLife ’11 and can’t remember the rest.
the innovation from the iPad by for 30 days. Both models suite was released and is avail- 4. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of
and iPhone “back to the Mac” have 2 USB ports, a mini-dis- able today, OS X Lion (10.8) restraining orders.
hence the title of the event. play port, headphone minijack, was previewed, and the new 3. You have to carefully choose a costume that
Many new features were in- a MagSafe power port, 2 GB MacBook Airs were unveiled. won’t dislodge your hairpiece.
troduced. The first is the Mac of memory (upgradeable to 4 This event certainly brings us 2. You’re the only Power Ranger in the neigh-
App Store. This is almost iden- GB), Nvidia 320 M Graphics “back to the Mac.” borhood with a walker.
tical to the iOS App Store on with 256 MB of memory, wire- 1. You avoid going to houses where your ex-
the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch less 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + wives live.
Editorials & Personal Interest
“The Yam of Kam”
off from Sears. Ladies; no fuss. All was taken, was adjourned. I felt that that evening I could
from Spiderman to Swiper the Fox to that win, I could be victorious, I could be invincible.
crab from the Little Mermaid with detachable Fame was upon me. Moments into the match,
Kamil Brozek Hello Ridgewood High claws in which you can store BK kid’s meal the pillow, strong in memory foam as it was,
School students and student toys. Even the new GI Joe Snake Eyes Classic dodged my punches and landed some hooks. It
board. It is safe to say that a yam of Kam has Muscle Milk Coil costume was sold out. It got played dirty, using its zipper as brass knuck-
just been harvested and is riper than the ripest me so down in the dumps that I decided to visit les. Things were getting hot and heavy, yet the
half bread Saskatoon youngberries found on a friend. opportunities were endless because I was so
the east side of the Passagassawakeag River. I vented out all my problems to my best buff. Seconds before dinner, it countered my
For those of you who are not familiar with this bud. We downed a few bottles of purple drink suplex into a spine buster and took me right to
side of the paper, let me, Kamil Brozek, intro- before I really got emotional. I did not have a the ground. I cried. It was then and only then
duce it to you. This is the Yam of Kam; where costume for Halloween, my love life was down that I realized I wasn’t buff, lean, and ripped. I
wisdom is shared, where guidelines are given, the drain, my taxes were two weeks overdue, realized that I wasn’t The Situation, but a wee
and where life’s poops are smelted into semi- I couldn’t take it. In a fit of rage I toppled the lad wearing a costume. It was all just a figment
symmetrical gold and zirconium nuggets that kitchen table, ran to the bedroom, tripped, and of my imagination.
can be sold or traded. It is my sole responsibil- smashed headfirst into the closet. As I was After my mother made me give back the Bat-
ity to provide you the purest life lessons on the regaining consciousness, while ignoring a gash man suit, I learned an important lesson. No
market at a price that cannot be beat; one pasta above my left ear spewing bloody marry all over Batman costume in the world can change who
dinner every Wednesday. It’s really a bargain his brother’s North Face, I stumbled upon my you are. It’s very important that this year, fel-
considering the fact that you won’t have to sign buddy’s costume. A ’99 used Batman muscle low Ridgewood students, if need be a Batman
up and skip class to meet with your counselor costume with only 2 miles on it; he allowed me costume, get it without the muscle features.
and that my guidance can very well save you to try it on. Kamil Brozek with this month’s Yam of Kam.
from making such mistakes as placing rags on It transformed me. Moments ago I
all the air vents in your home to stop the heat was a pipsqueak of a patty, barely
instead of simply turning off the air condition- able to make a living on the streets
er. But, all expenses aside, the time is right for of Montrose and Sayre, and now I
a Halloween lesson. was buff, lean, and ripped. With
Twas the week before Halloween of this attire I had pecs, delts, ceps,
my kindergarten year, I realized one day that and abs. I was a stud. Power and
a costume I did not have. Everyone at school strength coursed through my Styro-
already had their costumes so it became dif- foam veins. At that moment I knew
ficult for me to decide what to buy. It was the the task at hand; the awesome,
one time in my life where I felt like that one girl incomparable, timbucktoo challenge
who still did not find a dress for Homecom- that awaited me. I had no alterna-
ing and would frantically search all the stores tive but to take the outfit by force
in the mall, all the sites on the internet, and which was easy because I was so
finally end up buying a dark, vomit olive green, buff.
Once home, a wrestling match with my pillow “I bet HE didn’t get a rock.”
lightly sparkled, double XL Coco Chanel knock Photo credit: www.google.com
-All Saints’ Day, or All Hallow’s Eve, -Halloween is the 2nd most commercially
began as an ancient Celtic and later -If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the successful holiday, with Christmas be-
a Roman harvest festival. When the spirit of a loved on watching over you. ing the first.Halloween candy sales aver-
Irish immigrated to the United States age about 2 billion dollars annually in the
in the1800’s, they brought with them a -The ancient Celts thought that spirits and United States.
Halloween tradition of lighting candles ghosts roamed the countryside on Hal-
in turnips to keep spirits at bay. Find- loween night. They began wearing masks -If your birthday falls on Halloween, you
ing turnips in short supply in America, and costumes to avoid being recognized as have been born blessed with the gift of com-
they began carving pumpkins and thus human. municating with those who have passed
the Jack-O-Lantern was born. away, according to superstition.
Editorials & Personal Interest
M.L.I.R. - AP Edition! TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula
* Email us YOUR flat-out ridiculous quotes to
for water? TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped
email@example.com, and make some- DONALD: H I J K L M N O. down his father’s cherry tree, but
one else laugh as hard as you just did! TEACHER: What are you talking about? also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why
DONALD: Yesterday you said it’s H to O. his father didn’t punish him?
TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North ____ LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his
MARIA: Here it is. TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we ______________________________
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered have today that we didn’t have ten ________
America ? years ago.
CLASS: Maria. TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you
______________________________ WINNIE: Me! say prayers before eating?
______ ______________________________ SIMON: No sir, I don’t have to, my Mom is a good
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math ______________________________
multiplication on the floor? TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so
JOHN: You told me to do it without using dirty? TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on ‘My Dog’
tables. GLEN: Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than is exactly the same as your
______________________________ you are. brother’s. Did you copy his?
_________ CLYDE : No, sir. It’s the same dog.
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell ‘crocodile?’ ______________________________
GLENN: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L’ TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting _____
TEACHER: No, that’s wrong with ‘ I. ‘
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me MILLIE: I is... TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who
how I spell it. TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, ‘I am.’ keeps on talking when people are
(I Love this kid) MILLIE: All right... ‘I am the ninth letter of the no longer interested?
______________ ______________________________ HAROLD: A teacher
A Beautiful Lie... Paulina Pachel
“It’s a beautiful lie…It’s the perfect denial…Such a beautiful lie to believe in…So beautiful, beautiful it makes me…”
– 30 seconds to mars. It’s amazing how wrong you can be about a person. It’s amazing how many tears you’re
capable of shedding for someone who is blaming their own fault on you. It’s amazing how abruptly innocence is
gone and replaced by the harsh and unpredictable realities of life. It’s incredible to know that when everything
is alright with the world just for a moment, it crushes down sooner than you think. You cover up your ears when
you can’t bear to listen to the yelling and the absurd responses about who you are.
It’s all a lie and though you know that, if you hear it for too long, you start believing it. You start believing in the
absurd lies, the false accusations, and by then tears just start flowing. The worst part is when the one who can
actually help you won’t listen. So, what do you do? It’s a difficult question and quite ironically, one of the hard-
est questions I’ve ever had to come across. The important thing is you’re never alone and feelings can’t be buddle
up inside because another one’s anger is contagious. It can rub off on you like a disease that’s mighty difficult to
Bullying has become one of the most common problems in schools all over the world. People torture weaker
minds to manipulate and completely destroy them. Therefore, if you’re ever in a similar situation, tell someone
trusted because these things cannot be ignored. Keep in mind that nobody can force you to do things against your
will and it is essential that you don’t change for anyone due to pressure or gossip threat.
High school years are definitely one of the most significant times in a teen’s life and therefore, should be cherished
in the most memorable way. Find yourself a group of friends who you feel comfortable around and safe with and
never ever let anybody get to you because the worst you can do in a bullying circumstance is prove some devious
Girl’s Volleyball: Reflecting Tee Times: RHS Golf
on the 2010 Season The Ridgewood Rebels
golf team is the talk of
A few questions for Sabrina:
Q- “How does it feel to be
the high school, and they the only girl on an all male
Kristina Lazzara have been working harder team, and STILL be the #1
than you think. The season player?”
Agnes Chmielowski is a junior and already a volleyball star. started unofficially back in A- “Well, it feels great be-
Off the court she can be as quiet as anybody. But once she sets the spring and even went cause people always say that
her foot into the gym she becomes the team’s cheerleader. She through the summer. You boys are better than girls,
tries to motivate the team by cheering on her fellow teammates know what they say; prac- but in this case I’m better
or playing games like Sally Walker. She considers herself the tice makes perfect. This than the boys!”
comic relief of the team along with her partner in crime Mar- couldn’t be more true be- Q- “We all know you’re an
lenka. “Laughter, staying positive, and trying your hardest is cause the Rebels swung to amzing golfer, but how long
the key to victory,” Agnes says proudly. She brings the team a victory in their first match have you been playing to be
together by having inside jokes, being silly or goofy, and living against Bloom, and ended this good?”
young. In the Lakes Tournament the team placed 3rd out of the game 183 - 212, where A- “I’ve been playing for 12
8 teams. She says they only got that far because of their hard Sabrina Bonnano earned a years.”
work, dedication, and love of the game. medalist honors. Since the Q- “Since going to State is
“The only things you should regret in life are the risks beginning, Coach Parrillo a high goal for high school
you didn’t take.” Well said, Agnes. showed he was confident students and you already
with his team. The boys achieved that as a freshman,
of the team had their own what’s you next goal for
great success on October 5 next season?”
when they won Regionals, A- “My goal is to go down
where John Lipsey finished state again, but this time
A Tribute to Golf, by Patrick Gale first overall!!! Freshman star win it all.”
Sabrina Bonnano went on as
The radiant sun shines on the first tee an individual to win Re- ROSTER:
gionals, Sectionals, and then Sabrina Bonanno - F
I am waiting my turn to hit my drive finished second in State!!! Alec Budnik - F
Congrats to Coach Parrillo Patrick Gale - J
The visibility is hard to see and the Rebels golf team on Daniel Geller - Senior
an astonishing season, and Daniel Gorski - J
This tee shot is very hard to survive we look forward to the next! Michael Kopkowski - Se-
My turn has come and my drive lands in play John Lipsey - Senior
George Madeyski - Senior
I was so relived that I was okay Sabrina continues to hone Zachery Sienkiewicz - Se-
her skills in prepara- nior
This is going to be an awesome day tion for next year’s State Thomas Sticha - J
Championship. Timothy Tannhauser - Soph.
Photo Credit: Marissa Marchese
My second shot went wild in the hay
That is not good, but it’s only one shot
The next shot laid up to the deep sand trap
On the green and my first putt goes for naught
I had the feeling to take a long nap
Take your time and
concentrate very hard
It will lead you to
becoming a bard.
Photo credit: www.google.com
Boy’s Soccer - Looking Back on a
Momentous Season Jacqueline Jaworski
Friends, Rebels, soccer fanatics lend me your eyes! I’ve had the great opportunity to interview Peter Soja, (senior) the
lightening fast forward and captain also joining the interview Veli Milanov (senior), the holy goalie.
Soja has been playing the sport since he was in second grade. He got into soccer thanks to his family. Ever since he was a
little boy he would watch his cousins play. Peter has the major responsibility of being the team’s captain. When I asked
how he became captain, Veli dove in (as goalies do): “Want me to answer that question? This guy is a good leader. He
takes leadership all the time. He knows how to talk to us and he gets the job done.” To get himself ready for Game Day,
Soja likes to “relax, hang out with friends before the game, goof off a bit (but not too much.)”
Peter’s always focused; he dreams of going to UCI, De Paul or Loyola for college. He hopes to continue soccer through out
college. He also would love to pursue business management as a career choice. This guy would absolutely LOVE to play
for Liverpool! Before the interview ended I asked Peter what his best memory of soccer was. “Playing on Varsity in my
sophomore year during the sectional finals.”
In fact, the Rebels have recently earned a 1st place seat in the sectionals! October 14th was the last game of the regular
season. Starting October 23rd, our boys played in the regional. I like to thank both Peter and Veli for letting me interview
them. Good luck, Boys’ Varsity Soccer! Make us proud! GO REBELS!
Boys Soccer won regional title at the game on Saturday October 23, 2010. They played Senn High School. It was also their
senior night. Amazing effort from entire team and of course the coaches. 4 goals scored by Peter Soja, 1 from Kamil Woloszyn
and 1 from Rafal Maslowski. (Photo credit: Maggie Ignaciuk)
Mike Kuczek works
the ball on defense
(Photo credit: Sun-
Teammates and friends,
Veli Milanov & Peter
Soja (Photo Credit: Jac-
Rebel’s Football Jacqueline Jaworski
Sean Morris (a senior, corner back and wide receiver) and Chris Kalpedis (also a senior and teammate) reflect on their last
season with Rebel Football, 2010.
Sean has been playing football pretty much all his
life. He started when he was eight-years old. Mor-
ris has been devoted to playing for the Rebels since
his freshmen year. Once it’s game day, he’s focused
and determined to get ready to lead the Rebels into
victory. “On Game Day, I’m very supposititious and
quiet. I always have to eat my Jimmy Johns sandwich
and drink my yellow Gatorade. I always listen to
the same songs before the game. I also try hard to be
quiet and I just stay mentally and physically focused.”
Sean reveals he would love to play for the University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater. “I’d like to major in math.
I want to get a teaching degree, but I’m not sure if I
could handle all the questions from kids!” Over the years, Sean went from the super shy Fellow teammate Kern Christian
(Photo Credit: Pioneer Press)
freshmen, to the bolder senior. His friend Chris added “ In football you meet a lot of people
and make a ton of friends.” I’m sure those boys have will have your back through thick and
I’d like to thank the guys for letting me interview them and representing the Varsity Team. I wish them good luck in the fu-
ture and hope they will have a great year to remember. GO REBLES!
Going the Distance in Cross Country 2010
I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing 5-time Metro Suburban Cross Country selection Catherine Hajduk. Her suc-
cess and determination gets us to wonder, what is Catherine really like of off the track?
Catherine Hajduk has been running since 7th grade. Her brother, a RHS cross country runner at the time, influ-
enced her forray into cross country. Cross country has made a huge impact on her life andchanged her lifestyle.
Catherine makes sure to eat healthy and get a good night’s sleep every night to keep her body in proper shape for
the season. She makes a lot of sacrifices during the season that pay off in the end.
Catherine feels powerful, invincible, and unbreakable when she runs. Running is her escape from day-to-day prob-
lems and stresses. Catherine says that she believes in the theory of all runners high. Despite her own determination
and motivation towards running, Catherine believes that no one can motivate other people to run because everyone
has to find their own motivation and reason to love the sport. It is different for everyone however; encouragement is
something that is essential.
Sports also withdraws our competitive side out from us, and Catherine is living prove of that. She says that she’s
very competitive when it comes to running and by the end of the race, the only thing that matters to her is her time.
Competition can be good and bad but Catherine says that she has total control over herself and being competitive
drives her desire to improve. Aerosmith’s “Dream On” gets her pumped up before every race.
Lastly, Catherine will pursue running further on her life and I wish her the best of luck in college and in her future.
I would like to thank her for taking the time to let us get to know her. She will be a tremendous loss upon graduat-
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